MBF19A

Item 1
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ANZACS] BEAN,  C.E.W., editor

The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac

London, Cassell & Co. 1916. First edition, second (better) issue
pp170, 11 colour & many b/w plates (including fold-out map of Anzac Cove), text illus; 4to, cloth with colour illus. pasted down. Text pages browned as usual, but a very good copy of a book usually found in poor condition

This second issue correctly attributes the poem `Trojan War, 1915' to Arthur H. Adams

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Item 2
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ANZACS]

Pictures of The Battlefields of Anzac. A deeply interesting and historical series of views depicting the heroism of our gallant Anzac boys on the field of battle. By the war correspondent of the `Age'

Melbourne, Osbsoldstone, [1916]
pp32, b/w photo illus; 4to, original pictorial wrappers. A very good copy

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Item 3
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLACKMAN,  Charles

Orpheus. The Song of Forever by Nadine Amadio

Sydney, 1983
pp128, 32 tipped-in col. plates, 2 b/w; folio, cream cloth decorated in blue, title panel pasted-down on front board. Very good copy in slightly faded blind stamped cloth covered slip-case

No 199 of 250 copies numbered & signed by both Blackman & Amadio, and containing an original lithograph `The Lyre' numbered & signed by Blackman. With a large presentation inscription signed again by Amadio

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Item 4
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLACKMAN, C., & MOORE, Felicity St John (text)

Charles Blackman Schoolgirls and Angels A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings

National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. First edition
pp142, many b/w & colour plates; 4to, wrappers. Owner name, else very good

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Item 5
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BYRON,  Lord

Don Juan

London, Thomas Davison & John Hunt, 1819-1824. First editions. Cantos I & II (1st 4to edition), Cantos III - XVI, (1st 8vo editions). Plus Cantos I & II, in Davison's 1823, 8vo edition. 7 volumes.
4to (26x21cms) & 8vos (16x10cms), half leather and marbled boards. Cantos I & II with new spine, backstrip (gilt in compartments) laid down, morocco titling label. Extremities a little rubbed, some foxing, else very good. Lacks `Notes' to Cantos X & XI, otherwise complete. The 8vo set with the signatures of Sir Charles Rowley, the 4to with the bookplate of Toft Hall

Byron's last, but most acclaimed work. An epic, satirical poem, discussing and lampooning numerous issues and personalities of the day, all told through the adventures of a youthful Don Juan. There is much of Byron in Juan, and the character of the Don's mother is supposedly based on that of Byron's wife, Annabella Milbanke. Byron wrote fourteen stanzas of Canto XVII, but these were not published untill 1903

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Item 6
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BYRON,  Lord

Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy in Five Acts. With notes. The Prophecy of Dante. A Poem

London, John Murray, 1821, 1st edition, second issue
ppxxii, 262, plus advertisment leaf. 8vo, in modern half morocco binding, grey boards (original?). Extremities rubbed, prelims slightly spotted, else a very good copy, uncut and unopened

The Doge's speech on page 151 was altered from the first issue - What crimes!' was corrected to `His crimes!' and 7 lines of text added. Byron based his play on an 18th century account of the events leading to the execution of Faliero in 1355. The poem, `The Prophecy of Dante' was written in 1819

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Item 7
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CRICKET] HOBBS,  J. B

How to Make a Century

London, A&C Black, 1913. First edition
pp88, plus adverts, 12 b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth covered illustrated boards. Foxing, else a good copy

John Berry Hobbs, 'Jack', [1882-1936], played cricket for England in 61 Tests. In 1911-12 he scored 3 centuries in the Tests against Australia, and was hailed as the world's best batsman

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Item 8
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CURLE,  Alexander O

The Treasure of Traprain. A Scottish hoard of Roman silver plate

Glasgow, Maclehose, Jackson & Co, 1923
pp128, 41 full-page plates, text ills. 4t0, original green cloth, gilt.

Curle excavated the treasure in 1919

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Item 9
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DAVIES,  L. Roy

Wood engravings. Introduction by Ron Radford, Foreword by Conal Coad. Illustrated catalogue edited by Lin Bloomfield

Sydney, Odana Editions, 1978. First edition
pp128, original wood engraving signed and numbered by Davies tipped-in; 4to, cloth,lettered in gilt. A fine copy in slightly faded slipcase

No. 8 of 184 copies signed by Davies, (160 for sale). The original wood engraving `The Union Club, Bligh St', is numbered 51/100.

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DULAC,  Edmund

Princess Badoura. A Tale from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman

London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1913]
10 tipped-in col. plates with printed tissue guards; 4to, elaborately decorated cream cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. Corners bumped; a little foxing; else a very good copy

The Special edition of 750 copies signed `Edmund Dulac'. The flyer for the Leicester Galleries exhibition of the original water colours is loosely inserted

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Item 11
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DULAC,  Edmund

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam: rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

London, Hodder & Stoughton. ` Printed from the second edition'
20 tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue guards; 4to, red pictorial cloth gilt. Very slight wear to top of spine, owner inscription, else a very good copy

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Item 12
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DULAC,  Edmund

Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest. With illustrations by Edmund Dulac

London, William Heinemann. First, deluxe, edition, [1908]
40 colour plates mounted on olive art paper, captioned guards, b/w ills; large 4to, original full white vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt. Silk ties present, but detached, occasional spotting. A lovely copy

No. 256 of 500 copies, signed `Edmund Dulac'. See White p.36

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Item 13
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DYLAN,  Bob

The Bob Dylan Scrapbook 1956 - 1966 with text by Robert Santelli

New York, Simon & Schuster, 2005, first edition
pp64, b/w photographs; 4to, hardcover. As new in the slipcase

Includes photographs, facsimiles of handwritten letters and lyrics, and rare memorabilia. Includes the CD of eary interviews. A record of the early career of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017

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Item 14
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ELLIS  Havelock

Poems. Selected by John Gawsworth. With a Preface by the author

London, Richards, (1937), first edition
pp40. 8vo, cloth, dust jacket (some wear). Foxing to edges, offsetting to endpapers from jacket. A good plus copy

Signed `Havelock Ellis'. British-born Ellis lived in Australia from 1875 to 1879, teaching at various schools. On his return to England he studied medicine to inform his interest in human sexuality. His best known work is `Studies in the Psychology of Sex' published in six volumes between 1897 and 1910

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Item 15
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FITZROY,  Captain Robert, King, Captain Phillip Parker, & Darwin, Charles

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836. Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. 3 volumes in 4

London, Henry Colburn, 1839. First edition
[Vol.1] xxviii, [iv], 598pp.; [vol.2] xxiv, [ii], 694pp., [ii pp. addenda]; [vol.3] xiv, 630pp., p.609-616 [index]; [vol.4 ("Appendix to Volume II")] viii, 352, 16pp.(adverts August 1839), 48 plates & charts after King, Fitzroy, Augustus Earle & Conrad Martens, 8 folding maps in rear pockets [2 in facsimile]. Bound in modern half calf, spines raised in compartments, some internal staining and foxing. Apart from the 2 folded maps in facsimile (one each from the Fitzroy and King volumes), all plates, charts and maps are present, as are the half titles, and advertisments to Vol. 4. A handsome set

4 volumes (comprising volumes 1-3 and appendix to volume 2), 8vo (232 x 140mm.), The first volume `Proceedings of the First Expedition 1826-1830' written by King (the first Australian-born hydrographer), is his account of the expedition in the Adventure and Beagle , which surveyed the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The second volume `Proceedings of the Second Expedition 1831-1836' and the appendix volume describe the second voyage of the Beagle under Captain Fitzroy, which visited Brazil, Argentina, Tierra de Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and other islands and countries.The third volume `Journal and Remarks 1832-1836 by Charles Darwin Esq. M. A.', is Darwin's account of the Beagle's voyage. This is the first issue of Darwin's first published book - the publisher later in the same year re-issued it with the new title `Journal of Researches'

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Item 16
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [GOLF] WODEHOUSE,  P.G

The Clicking of Cuthbert

London, Herbert Jenkins, 1922, first edition, first issue
pp256, 8vo, green cloth lettered and decorated in black. Cloth a little faded, edges darkened; a good firm copy

First issue, with the 8 title `point' on the verso of the half title. 10 short stories - all with a golfing theme

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Item 17
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GRAHAME,  Kenneth

Dream Days. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

London/New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, [1902?]
pp228, (5pp adverts), title-page, 9 full-page gravure plates with printed guards, text ills, by Parrish; 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt. Printed guards foxed, else very good

Owner signature dated 1907

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Item 18
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GRAVES,  Robert

Goodbye To All That. New edition, revised, with a prologue and epilogue

London, Cassells, 1957, first revised edition
ppviii, 306. 8vo, cloth, occasional spotting. Owner inscription. Very good in the dust jacket (minimal rubbing to spine ends)

Autobiography. This revised edition differs significantly from the original edition of 1929, which Graves described as `very badly written, but a good story nevertheless'

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Item 19
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRPTS] BLAND  David

A History of Book Illustration The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

London, Faber and Faber, 1958. First edition
pp448, col. tipped-in plates, b/w plates & ills. 4to., original hard cover, black title label in spine. Fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 20
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRPTS] MANION,  Margaret M

The Felton Illuminated Manuscripts in the National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne, NGV, 2005, first edition
pp440, profusely illustrated in colour; large 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

A beautiful and scholarly book

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Item 21
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRPTS] PORCHER,  Jean

French Miniatures from Illuminated Manuscripts. Translated by Julian Brown

London, Collins, 1960. 1st English edition
pp274, 90 tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates; large 4to, hard cover lettered in gilt. A little offsetting, else very good in dust jacket

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Item 22
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LANG,  John Dunmore

Account of the steps taken in England with a view to the establishment of an academical institution or college, in New South Wales; and to demonstrate the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony

Sydney, Stephens and Stokes, 1831, first edition
pp28, 8vo, original marbled paper wrappers. Some foxing or offsetting, else fine

Ferguson 1448, McLaren 6 `One of the earliest pamphlets printed by Stephens and Stokes, Sydney, who issued the first number of the Sydney Herald on April 18, 1831'. The Australian College opened in 1831, largely due to the efforts of the Presbyterian educator and emigration advocate, J. D. Lang. 750 copies of the pamphlet were printed

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Item 23
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LANG,  John Dunmore

Port-Phillip: or the Colony of Victoria. Part First. Early history of the province as a dependency of New South Wales.Part Second. Its present condition and prospects, as a separate and independent colony

Glasgow, 1853, 1st edition thus
ppviii, 438, 2 folding maps, 4 litho plates; 8vo, original cloth, a little worn, staining to maps and prelims

Ferguson 11338. An expanded version of Lang's 1847 work

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Item 24
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEAR,  Edward

The Complete Nonsense. Edited with an introduction by Holbrook Jackson

London, 1947, first edition
pp288, the Lear b/w ills; 8vo, cloth, very slightly bowed. Edges dusty, else a good copy in Barnett Freedman d/w (price clipped)

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Item 25
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEWIS,  C.S

Till We Have Faces

London, Bles, 1956, first edition
pp320, 8vo, cloth. Slight offsetting to endpapers, else very good in dust wrapper

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Item 26
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LYTTON,  Hon. Mrs Neville

Toy Dogs And Their Ancestors: Including The History And Management Of Toy Spaniels, Pekingese, Japanese, And Pomeranians

New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1911. First edition
ppxx, 360, profusely illustrated in b/w, with tissue-guarded colour plates. 4to, original decorative cloth git, top edges gilt. Owner name, slight bumping to extremites, else a very good copy

Judith Anne Dorothea Blunt-Lytton (1873-1957) was the child of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and his wife Lady Anne. Her grandmother was the renowned mathematician Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron. Toy Dogs was her first published book. She inherited her mother's barony in 1917, and after her divorce in 1923, she published, as Lady Wentworth, books on horses and Arabian breeding, as well as novels and poetry. She was also a champion tennis player

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Item 27
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACQUARIE,  L

Lachlan Macquarie. Governor of New South Wales. Journals of his tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810-1822

Sydney, 1956. 1st ed
pp280, list of subscribers, 11 tipped-in col. plates, 3 folding maps; 4to, cloth, d/w. A very good copy

Published by the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales. The first printing from the original manuscripts in the Mitchell Library

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Item 28
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACQUARIE,  L

Lachlan Macquarie. His Life, Adventures and Times. By M.H. Ellis

Sydney, Dymocks, 1947. First edition
ppxiv, 698, colour & b/w photo plates, endpaper maps; sm.4to, cloth stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. A fine copy in dust jacket (sl frayed at the edges)

The handsome first edition. This copy bears a signed presentation inscription to Alfred E Stephen `for what he has done for the cause of Australian historical research'

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Item 29
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACQUARIE,  Lachlan, & D'Arcy Wentworth

Land Grant of 60 acres at Concord to D'Arcy Wentworth. Dated 31st August 1819. Original vellum with paper seal, signed L. Macquarie, and witnessed by H. C. Antill and John Riley

Lachlan Macquarie was the fifth governor of colonial New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. D'Arcy Wentworth (1762-1827), was born in Ireland into the family of the Earls Fitzwilliam. Afer medical studies in England, and attempting to improve his finances by highway robbery, he avoided transportation by sailing to New South Wales as assistant surgeon on the Neptune, a transport ship in the Second Fleet. He arrived in the infant colony in 1790. He played a significant part in deposing Governor Bligh in 1808, but found favour with Bligh's sucsessor, Lachlan Macquarie. Wentworth held many public offices in New South Wales, and was instrumental in founding both the Sydney Hospital and the Bank of New South Wales. Henry Colden Antill served with Macquarie in the 73rd regiment in India. He arrived in New South Wales in 1810 and was appointed aide-de-camp to Macquarie. He later settled in the region that became Picton

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Item 30
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MURRAY,  Les A

A Collection of the poet's first four books of poetry and his first book of prose The Ilex Tree (1965), The Weatherboard Cathedral [1969], Poems Against Economics [1972], Lunch and Counter Lunch [1974], The Peasant Mandarin. Prose Pieces. [1978]

Canberra & Brisbane, 1965 - 1978. 8vos, Lunch and Counter Lunch softcover, others hardcovers
All first editions, all hardcovers fine in dust jackets (occasional edge tanning), all signed `Les A. Murray'

Les Murray [1938-2019], widely regarded as Australia's greatest poet, winner of many awards, including the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, The Grace Leven Prize for Poetry, the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

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Item 31
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [PRINTING] CARTER,  John & Percy Muir, et al

Printing And The Mind Of Man. A descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of Western Civilization during five centuries of printing

London/New York, 1967, first edition
ppxxxvi, 280, profusely illustrated., including title page by Reynolds Stone; large 4to, cloth. A fine copy in very slightly creased dust wrapper

An elegant and scholarly publication based on the Exhibition of 1963 to mark the contribution of printing to mankind. A source book for the serious collector

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Item 32
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RACKHAM,  Arthur

The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated by Margaret Armour. [Vol.I] The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie. [Vol. II] Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods. 2 volumes

London, William Heinemann, 1910, 1911, first editions
64 tipped-in colour plates, b/w line drawings. Captioned tissue guards; 4to, pictorial cloth gilt, a little faded, scattered foxing. Page ix (prelim) a little chipped, small hole p. 31 to Vol.II. All the plates very fresh and bright

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Item 33
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RACKHAM,  Arthur, illus

Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens. From the Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A new edition

London, [1912], 1st edition thus
pp124, 50 tipped-in col. plates with tissue guards, b/w ills; 4to, pictorial cloth gilt. Backstrip sunned, small flecked spot to front board, occasional spotting. A very good, firm copy

This is the first edition of the re-issue of the 1906 edition, with a new colour frontis. and 7 extra full-page b/w drawings

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Item 34
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RIDDELL,  Elizabeth

Forbears

Sydney, 1961, first edition
pp(vi), 58, 8vo, cloth, d/w. Very good

Signed and inscribed by Elizabeth Riddell

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Item 35
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RIDDELL,  Elizabeth

Poems. Designed and decorated by Douglas Annand

Sydney, [1948] 1st edition
pp44, b/w illus. by Annand; 8vo, Unbound, but sewn with endpapers, ready for `casing in'. Fine

No. 296 of 350 numbered copies, signed `certified Sam Ure Smith'. With a typed letter signed by Ure Smith in 1998 expaining that this book was one of the last books published by his father, Sydney Ure Smith, before his death in 1949, and most copies remained unbound

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Item 36
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RUSKIN,  John

The Poetry of Architecture: or, the architecture of the nations of Europe considered in its association of natural scenery and national character

Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1893. First edition
pp12, 262, with 14 plates, text ills. after Ruskin; large 4to, half vellum, cloth sides, gilt lettering. Vellum darkened. Internally very good

The special, large paper, edition. The chromolitho plate, `End of Market St. Croydon' from another edition, is loosely inserted

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Item 37
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RUSKIN,  John

The Stones Of Venice. The Foundations; The Sea-Stories; The Fall. 3 volumes complete

Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1886, 4th edition
with 53 etched, chromolithographed, or steel-engraved plates after Ruskin; large 4tos, cloth, extremities rubbed. Internally very good

Ruskin's great history of Venice as recorded in her monuments

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Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SAWYER,  Charles J. and F.J. Harvey Darton

English Books 1475-1900. A Signpost for Collectors. 2 volumes. Vol. 1 Caxton to Johnson. Vol. 2 Gray to Kipling

London, 1927. First edition
pp368, 424, 100 ills; 8vo, gilt lettered cloth, top edges gilt. Some browning to edges & prelims, spines sl. faded, else a very good set

Limited to 2000 copies, this with Australian collector Edward Whitmont's bookplate

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Item 39
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SCHUT,  Cornelius

Vari Capricci di Corneli Schut. [An album of 35 original etchings]

N.p., n.d. [1600s]
35 original etchings tipped onto art paper; 4to (210x260mm), half calf, rubbed, corners bumped. The etchings in very good condition

Cornelius Schut, the elder [1597-1655]. Flemish painter, presumed to have trained with Rubens, was highly regarded for his religious and mythological works. He worked in Rome and Florence as well as his native Antwerp. The etchings measure between 50x50mm and 190x150mm

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Item 40
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STEVENSON, R.L. COLVIN,  Sidney

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to his family and friends. Selected & edited with notes & introduction by Sidney Colvin. [AND] The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Graham Balfour. 4 volumes uniformly bound

London, Methuen, 1900-1901. [Vol.1 2nd edition, the others 1st editions]
Frontis. portraits ; roy. 8vos, uniformly bound in half morocco, cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering and decorations

An occasional touch of foxing, else very good copies, handsomely bound

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Item 41
Click on the image to see an enlarged version VANITY FAIR.

`Australia'. [Sir Edmund Barton] Coloured lithograph by `Spy'

London, 1902
25.5 x 38cms

Australia's first prime minister from 1901 to 1903

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Item 42
Click on the image to see an enlarged version VANITY FAIR.

`The Australian Commonwealth'. [Lord Northcote] Coloured lithograph by `Spy'

London, 1904
25.5 X 38 cms

Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote [1846-1911], was Australia's third governor-general from 1904 to 1906. He was previously Governor of Bombay

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Item 43
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WAUGH,  James William

Waugh's Australian Almanac 1859

Sydney, 1859, first edition
ppxvi, 294, (2), 54 (adverts), folding frontis of coloured flags, 4 engraved plates, and a text illustration (map). Original cloth, (new spine and endpapers). Foxing throughout, else a good firm copy

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Item 44
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WILDE,  Oscar

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by Arthur Wragg

London, Castle Press, 1948, first edition thus
pp64, b/w illustrations, decorated endpapers by Arthur Wragg; 8vo, cloth. A fine copy in the dust jacket (slight rubbing to corners)

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Item 45
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WISE, T.J.] PARTINGTON,  Wilfred

Thomas J. Wise in the original Cloth. The life and record of the forger of the nineteenth-century pamphlets. With an appendix by George Bernard Shaw

London, Robert Hale, 1946. First edition
pp372, plates, facsimiles. 8vo, hard cover. Corners bumped, else very good, with the dust jacket tipped-in at rear endpaper

Wise's forged literary pamphlets are now collectors' items

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Item 46
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WOMEN] GREEN,  Anna Katharine

The Filigree Ball: Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the Mystery Concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea

Indianapolis, BobsMerrill Company, 1903. 1st edition. With the first issue `points' - her name incorrectly spelt `Katherine', and `March' on copyright page
pp488, frontis. 8vo, decorative green cloth, stamped in red and black. Very good

Anna Katharine Green [1846-1935), American novelist and poet, has been called "the mother of detective fiction". Her first novel, The Leavenworth Case, was the first American detective novel and the first detective novel written by a woman

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Item 47
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WOMEN]

Journal des Demoiselles. Quarante-cinquieme annee [Forty-fifth year]

Paris, 1877
12 monthly issues bound as one, with a title-page and an index.14 full-page coloured and 2 fold-out b/w plates (one with tape repairs) of frocks, fancy dress costumes, hats, childrens' costumes etc. 4to, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, damage to corners. Some foxing, occasional silverfishing, the colour plates very good

A monthly magazine aimed at young women and girls, published in Paris from 1833 to 1922. Primarily about fashion, literature and theatre, it was also converned with science and education

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Item 48
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WOMEN] LOREN,  Sophia

Women & Beauty

London, Arum Press, 1984
pp224, colour & b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth. Top edges sl. spotted, else very good in fine dust jacket

Inscribed & signed by Sophia Loren

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Item 49
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WOMEN] MACDONALD,  Louisa

Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases In The Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney

Sydney, Wm. Brooks & Co, 1898. First (only) edition
pp52; 8vo, printed wrappers. Some discolouring to wrappers, but a very good copy of a rare item

Scottish born Macdonald [1858-1949] was awarded a MA in classics at the University of London in 1886. In addition to teaching and research in classical antiquities at the British Museum, she pioneered educational projects for women. She was appointed founding principal of the Women's College at Sydney University in 1892, where she remained until her retirement in 1919. Apart from her involment in Sydney University matters, she was active in the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales and the Woman's Literary Society

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Item 50
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WOMEN] MAGUIRE  Reginald (editor)

Who's Who In The World Of Women New South Wales Australia. A Representation of Every Sphere Showing Activities and Interests Social Philanthropic Historic Scholastic Sport and Travel

Sydney, Reference Press, 1936
many b/w photographs; lge 8vo, cloth. lettered in gilt. Front board slightly bowed, else fine

This is Australian Volume III, in the world series. With the owner signature of Eva McElhone, who features in the book. Her interests are listed as `all forms of social welfare work'. She was also Lady Mayoress of Sydney in 1935. Her husband was the alderman and businessman after whom Arthur McElhone Reserve in Sydney was called. Tipped in is a photo signed `Eva McElhone 1889' on the back

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